Silver Needle in the Sky is yet anther tedious feature length film cobbled together from several episodes of 50s sci-fi series Rocky Jones: Space Ranger. This time around, Rocky (Richard Crane) and his happy-go-lucky crew must escort a group of space ambassadors to an interplanetary peace conference on space station X-07 (a strange choice of venue given its complete lack of defense systems). Miffed that she hasn't been extended an invitation, wicked Cleolanta of Ophesius (Patsy Parsons) plots to abduct the ambassadors and use them to secure the release of two of her men who are being held for trial on Earth (this ingenious plan is given the rather obvious codename Operation Surprise).
A very dull adventure, even by Rocky Jones' standards, 'Silver Needle' is for sci-fi masochists only, with a dearth of action and excitement, but plenty of boring dialogue-heavy scenes featuring embarrassingly naff futuristic space jargon. The lousy script is also full of plot holes and contrivances, the seemingly pointless inclusion of sexy interpretor Vena (the delightful Sally Mansfield) and spunky tyke Bobby (Robert Lyden) in Rocky's crew once again paying dividends, Vena's lipstick becoming a handy make-shift screwdriver and Bobby conveniently being able to squeeze into an air duct to help our heroes escape from a life-threatening situation (groan!).
With only three minutes left to go, my DVD player decided that enough was enough and refused to play any more of the film.
Review by BA_Harrison from the Internet Movie Database.